Salient: An organ of student opinion at Victoria University, Wellington. Vol. 23, No. 5. Wednesday, June 15, 1960
Highlights of this period include a recital debut in Berlin at which Katchen played the last three Beethoven sonatas and was hailed as "a master … an outstanding musician and a great artist" (Morgenpost); an appearance at Casals' famed Prades Festival (where he will again play in July. 1960); and a debut tour of Poland followed by an immediate reengagement during which he played 13 concerts in 20 days, including eight different concerti and three different recital programmes. (The Warsaw appearance was accorded such an ovation that Katchen could not leave the stage until he had played 11 encores).